n -Position: Superintendent, Houston Independent School District, 1994 to present.
Position: Superintendent, Houston Independent School District,1994 to present.
Education: B.S., physical education, Jackson State University, 1955; M.A. and Ph.D., physical education, Indiana University, 1969.
Other experience: Houston school board member, 1989-1994 (board president, 1992); dean of school of education, Texas Southern University, 1984-1990; served in various other positions at Texas Southern, including assistant professor, athletic director, and head football coach, 1971- 1984; head football coach, Jackson State University, 1962-1969.
Recent awards: The 2000 Harold W. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education, given by the McGraw-Hill Cos. to high-ranking individuals who have improved education; named "outstanding superintendent of the year" in 2000 by the National Alliance of Black School Educators; named "outstanding urban educator" in 1999 by the Council for the Great City Schools.
n Personal: Divorced, one child.
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